Most of you who have followed our journey for some time are familiar with our somewhat infamous centerboard issue, where we ran aground in the Illinois river in 8' of water when our boat should only draw 4'. We'd like to take this opportunity to talk a little bit about the pros and cons of the centerboard system and shed some light on how we've been using it with real life examples.
Storing your boat away for hurricane season is a daunting task. There's not much you can really do if Mother Nature conjures up her worst, but with proper planning and solid preparation you'll sleep better knowing you did your best -- and short of suffering the direct hit of a cat 4 or cat 5 hurricane -- your boat should survive!
Many of you may be wondering "Where is your mast?!" I know this, because we've received a ton of emails, comments, and Facebook messages with that exact question ;)